HCM City friendship union installs “rice ATM” in Binh Tan hinh anh 1At the hand-over ceremony (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) -
The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) on May 8 presented a “rice ATM” (rice dispenser) and 16 tonnes of the grain from the US non-government organisation (NGO) Project Vietnam Foundation (PVF) to support those in need affected by the COVID-19.

The machine was installed in Binh Hung Hoa ward in Binh Tan district - an area with a large number of migrant workers from other provinces.

It is expected that after distributing the 16 tonnes of rice, the union will then coordinate with the PVF and other sponsors to supply more to poor residents in the area.

HUFO Vice President Tran Hoang Khanh Van said it has worked with foreign NGOs and businesses to provide financial assistance, medical equipment, face masks, and essential items to health facilities and the disadvantaged as well as general consulates around the city.

It will soon present medical supplies to the Japanese, US, and Russian general consulates, she added./.